to an incoming connecticut, this afternoon. -- in newton connecticut, and he will be talking to the families and thinking the first responders. he will be speaking at an interfaith vigil beginning at 7:00 p.m. here on c-span. >> the white house was very controversial. the designer of washington's city, there is a competition and he submitted a design for a palace. americans did not want a palace. it was not particularly on inspiring. a european diplomat in 1821 told them that it was neither a larger war ought inspiring. the answer the congressman -- neither larger nor awe inspiring. he said if it were larger perhaps a president would want to become a permanent resident. >> a few of her favorite white house photographs in "the white house." watch tonight on "american history tv." >> on wednesday, house budget committee ranking member chris van holler said he was concerned speaker boehner may be stalling on the fiscal cliff negotiations. he made the comments at an event hosted by the christian science monitor. this is about 45 minutes. >> listen, i'm going be really brief in my opening remark.